Diesel Particulate Filter Archives - Brake & Front End
Duramax Diesel Turbo Codes P0290 and P2463

No matter the symptoms or damaged parts, the root cause of the failure must be diagnosed and resolved.

Not All Diesel Particulate Filters Are The Same

Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) can vary greatly. Sponsored by AP Emissions.

VIDEO: Diesel Particulate Filters And Regeneration Cycles

Jason Stahl discusses diesel fuel systems, and the ideal time to perform a regeneration cycle, if the vehicle is able to perform the procedure. Sponsored by Standard.

Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration: When, Where And Why?

The Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is a ceramic brick with tiny passages that do two things. First, they trap the particulates or soot in the exhaust. Second, these passages create the surface area for the precious metal that helps to burn or break down the particulates. Think of it as a catalytic converter that traps and oxidizes particulates in the exhaust. But, the DPF regenerates in intervals rather than all the time like those found on gasoline vehicles.

Understanding Diesel Exhaust Filters

The Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) is a ceramic filter that has thousands of tiny channels or honeycomb-shaped openings that trap the soot onto the channel walls and prevent the particulate matter (down to 1 micron) from exiting out the tail pipe.

Diesel Exhaust Filter